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Bonifas Fine Arts Center

700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
906-786-3833

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February 2018

Flannel Fest

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Last year the U.P. won Duluth Trading Company’s “Most Flannel City in America Contest”. We think this is an honor to celebrate. We are kicking off the first of what we hope will be annual festival for our community. So put on your best flannel and join us for a night of fun, food, beer and music from Sit Down Francis! MORE INFO: New Flannel Fest event coming to the Bonifas. Tickets: $25

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Homeschoolers Art Class

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until May 7, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: Mondays, February 19 – May 7 (excluding March 26) Art curriculum for homeschoolers. Kids learn about color, perspectives, art techniques and do variety of hands on art and craft projects in this engaging and lively weekly class. Ages: K – 8 grade Student fee: $45 (series only)

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Concrete Cast Leaf Painting

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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This class is full. If you are interested in a class like this, please call us and we will add you to our interest list and when a class like this is available, we will call you. INSTRUCTOR: Cathi Knauf DATES: February 21, 28 It is never too early to start preparing your garden décor! On a cold February night painting a beautifully cast concrete leaf with bright colors is just the thing to lift your spirits! Artist Cathi Knauf…

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March 2018

Bonifas Spring Raffle

March 1
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One event on May 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Tickets will go on sale March 1. Drawing to be held at the Benefit for the Bonifas on May 19 at the Quality Inn of Escanaba. (You need not be present to win!) Buy a ticket and help support programs at your community art center and for a chance to win one of our great prizes. 1st Prize Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Soul to Soul Tour Concert tickets and an overnight stay in Green Bay at the Chateau De…

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Toddler Art — Session 2

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. For toddlers (mobile to age 3) and their caregivers. 7 Week Session: $32.00 | Per Day: $5.00

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Curtains

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until March 10, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan!

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Curtains

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan!

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Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: March 5, 12, 19, 26 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself…

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Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin?

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 1, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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DATES: Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March, 6, April 3, May 1   The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations.  These sessions fill up fast so sign up now…

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Youth in Art Talent Show Audition

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Can you dance? Sing? Juggle? All of these talents and many more will be showcased in our annual Youth in Art Talent Show. Come on out and support our youth as they entertain us for the evening.

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Advanced Pottery

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Al Hansen DATES: March 15, April 5 Build on your basic pottery skills and learn advanced techniques from artist Al Hansen! Build a unique piece of pottery that is food safe and ready for pick up after the final firing. Previous experience required – at least one pottery class. Session 1 – Hand building and wheel throwing Session 2 – Glazing Student Fee: $50 members, $65 non-members

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Paint Night

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 11, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Staci Berg DATES: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 13, May 11 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art and kick off the weekend in style! 1/19: Michigan 2/16: Northern Lights 3/16: Cardinal 4/13: Rainbow Forest 5/11: Birch Landscape   Student Fee: $25 members, $30 non-members All 5 Paintings: $110 members, $130 non-members

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Introduction to Card Making and Rubber Stamping

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Laura Newman DATES: 3rd Tuesday, February through May Learn to make your own unique greeting cards – professional looking and appropriate for the occasion! Students will acquire knowledge of different materials, mediums and techniques used in paper crafting. The topics include: types and uses of inks, cardstocks and stamps. Beginner level techniques including matting, masking, sponging and adding dimension will be covered. Coloring mediums and techniques (pencils, markers, pan pastels, inks and watercolor pencils) as well as background techniques…

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Youth in Art Talent Show

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Sponsored by: EMP Inc. Can you dance? Sing? Juggle? All of these talents and many more will be showcased in our annual Youth in Art Talent Show. Come on out and support our youth as they entertain us for the evening. Tickets: $8/Person | Children 5 & Under are Free

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Erin Krebs and Jeff Johnston Concert

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Blues for a Cause and the Bonifas Arts Center present the jazz/blues duo Erin Krebs and Jeff Johnston Saturday March 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12  

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‘Around the World’ Spring Break Camp

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 30, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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DATES: March 26–30 If you are not travelling to exciting destinations during this spring break do the NEXT BEST THING and come to a full day camp at Bonifas! Time will fly by as we “travel” around the world to do national arts and crafts, play games, dance and listen to music, try snacks and learn about different cultures. Reserve your spot now! Brown bag lunch. Before and after camp care available from 8:30 a.m. till 5:30 p.m: Additional $20/day/child…

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April 2018

Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice…

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Insight Meditation in the Upper Gallery – Series 2

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 9, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Gene Schlueter DATES: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 There are several different types of meditation techniques.  Insight Meditation is a guided introspective meditation; it is a 2000 year old technique of the Buddhist Theravada Tradition.  It helps enhance mental discipline, slows down racing thoughts - helps alleviate sleep disorders - reduces stress and promotes inner peace and harmony.  Instructor is a son of a minister and finds no conflict between Insight Meditation and Christianity. Student fee:…

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Belly Dancing – Beginner Level

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 16, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Jeana Harmon DATES: April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16 Come have fun, and experience the benefits of learning basic belly dance moves. Jeana Harmon will have you in fluid motion and putting together a routine by the end of six weeks. What is referred to in the West as “belly dancing” is actually raqs sharqi or Dance of the East. Based on movements that come naturally to the female form, it provides a…

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Wool Painting with Marikah

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Masha Kakhova DATES: April 14 Learn a craft of wool felting from master felter Masha Kakhova. Masha is an artist and a feltmaker who hails from Moscow, Russia and lives in Marquette, MI. She is a big advocate of natural materials and custom handmade goods. Masha works with different techniques of felting including needle felting, wet feting, and nuno felting. She enjoys making items for home as well as garments. As a part of the international community of felt…

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Friday Night Live!

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Enjoy live entertainment right here in our Bonifas studio. This event makes a perfect date night for the special couple or come in solo to make some new friends. Sponsored in part by: Bink's Coca-Cola Bottling and Meijer Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member

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Toddler Art — Session 3

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until June 7, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. For toddlers (mobile to age 3) and their caregivers. 7 Week Session: $32.00 | Per Day: $5.00

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Dinner With Friends

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until May 5, 2018

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Karen and Gabe have been friends with Beth and Tom for over a decade, since introducing the two at their summer house on Martha’s Vineyard. During what was to be a normal dinner with friends, Beth, attending alone, announces their breakup. This sends Tom into a fury since he was unable to defend himself, despite being the one that left for another woman. The twists and turns from the past, present, and five months later leave Karen and Gabe as…

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Dinner With Friends

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Karen and Gabe have been friends with Beth and Tom for over a decade, since introducing the two at their summer house on Martha’s Vineyard. During what was to be a normal dinner with friends, Beth, attending alone, announces their breakup. This sends Tom into a fury since he was unable to defend himself, despite being the one that left for another woman. The twists and turns from the past, present, and five months later leave Karen and Gabe as…

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May 2018

Silk Scarf Painting

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Diane Kribs-Mays DATES: May 10 Create your own unique piece of wearable art by painting designs onto two beautiful white silk scarves. No two will turn out the same so you can make one for yourself and wrap another up for Mother’s Day! Register by: May 4 Student fee: $34 members; $40 non-members Special event in February for preschool age: African-American Music month

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Introduction to Marbling on Paper

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Reichenbach Finley DATES: May 31, June 1 Thursday, May 31 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Introduction to Marbling on Paper The art of marbling is a paper-decoration technique.  It's centuries old, dynamic and colorful.  Come learn the basics!  You'll float paint on water, use specialized tools to make beautiful patterns, and print onto paper.  Choose your own colors and make several!  This class is creative fun for any level--guaranteed success for everyone.  Ideas for how to use marbled paper will be shared.  Marbling is…

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Marbled Jewelry

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Reichenbach Finley DATES: May 31 Get creative!  You’ll make a professional-looking resin pendant necklace with marbled paper.  If you attend the class above, you can use your own freshly made papers, or Heidi's.   All-metal nickel and lead-free findings included with chain or upgrade to sterling.  You choose from many sizes, shapes, and finishes.  Earrings available too—even clip-ons!  These make great gifts. Please note:  Poured resin takes over a day to dry.  Jewelry will be stuck with clay to paper plates. …

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June 2018

Marbling on Paper/Open Marbling Studio

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Reichenbach Finley DATES: May 31, June 1 Thursday, May 31 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Introduction to Marbling on Paper The art of marbling is a paper-decoration technique.  It's centuries old, dynamic and colorful.  Come learn the basics!  You'll float paint on water, use specialized tools to make beautiful patterns, and print onto paper.  Choose your own colors and make several!  This class is creative fun for any level--guaranteed success for everyone.  Ideas for how to use marbled paper will be shared.  Marbling is…

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